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Old 01-22-2004, 06:31 PM   #1
ajr
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Linux options for 486sx 173mb HD, does not boot from CD


What are my options for installing linux on an old 486SX I picked up. It has a 173mb HD, and will not boot from a CD, but it does have a CD drive in it. I'd like something with a gui, but if not I guess I can live with just a shell.
 
Old 01-22-2004, 06:33 PM   #2
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vector linux and peanut linux are good things to look at.
 
Old 01-22-2004, 07:23 PM   #3
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Get Damn Small Linux and see whether you like it. If so, install (its a live cd)
 
Old 01-22-2004, 07:49 PM   #4
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redhat should work to http://www.bootdisk.com and download the msdos-6.22 boot disk, then boot from that disk, and go to r:\dosutils and run the autoboot.bat, then try installing
 
Old 01-22-2004, 10:22 PM   #5
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I would say slack for a box with specs that low. Check out http://www.distrowatch.com
 
  


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